Community is Everything

Matching the tablecloth at Cure Organic Farm where we are waiting for the guests to come back from touring the farm with Anne and Paul Cure. Cured Boulder has prepared some amazing summer dishes featuring Anne’s squash blossoms with burrata, her greens with a roast carrot vinaigrette and their organic pork roulade stuffed with braising greens, house ricotta and pine nuts in celebration of #slowfoodnations 

My Kind of Lunch

Pimiento di Padron, fried shrimp pancakes, and a big salad with those darling little gem lettuces, endive, and not just any bacon, but fried Iberico! Did you know they drink mostly beer in southern Spain??

A Window into My World

It’s a perfect spring day and I’m drinking morning tea looking down Via del Corno from my Florentine palazzo. It’s Earth Day, April 22nd, 2018 and I am reflecting on my time here on earth. I’m writing from where I am at this moment, appreciating every twist and turn.

Voilá: Our New Logo!

I was traveling in India when contemplating a new logo last year and saw these beautiful circular black and white designs on the side of buildings and houses that I felt drawn to… They were intricate and mysterious and I thought, that’s it! I want a symbol that draws you in, intriguing and beautiful. It took time, but we landed on this labyrinthine design for our new logo which signifies not only wandering but walking a purposeful path.

The Beauty of Persimmons

Persimmons hang like jewels on leafless branches of the tree, like ornaments. Harvested and strung up in front of Japanese country houses like coral necklaces, this colorful display announces the end of fall and beginning of winter. Time to go in ~and digest~ and dream the year to come. They say if you can dream it, you can make it happen.